Posted by Tom on May 13, 2013
The Sunday Times have given Little Red Riding Hood 4/5 stars in a new review for InGear. Matt Bingham writes:
“A new app from the publisher Nosy Crow employs clever touches to make an interactive book that works just as well as a game as it does a story … The illustrations are delightful … Full of surprises, such as a pool that reflects your child’s face as captured by the front-facing video camera, this game/book hybrid will give a parent a night off from reading duties with a clear conscience.”
You can read the full piece here (behind a paywall).
Posted by Tom on May 07, 2013
Our Little Red Riding Hood app has been featured in The New York Times’ Gadgetwise blog as a new Noteworthy app. Warren Buckleitner writes:
“… a funny, easy-to-control app by Nosy Crow that costs $4.99. The app, for iPhone and iPad, is full of surprises, including an ending you help create. It also treats a dark topic with a note of humor: the wolf locks Grandma in a closet instead of eating her, for example. You can take eight paths through the woods, where you collect various items you’ll need to trick the wolf and free Grandma from the closet.”
You can read the full piece here.
Posted by Tom on May 07, 2013
Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter by Axel Scheffler is Mumsnet’s Picture Book of the Month, and they have fifty copies to give away. You can find out more here. And here’s what Mumsnet have to say about the book:
“The Little Puddle is the perfect story if you’re tackling toddler training but also a book to delight all toddlers, pre-schoolers and adults because of the beautiful illustrations and great characterisations.”
Posted by Tom on Apr 28, 2013
The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood have all been mentioned in a round-up of the best fairy tale apps by USA Today. Jinny Gudmundsen writes:
“App developer Nosy Crow has made its mark in the iTunes store by creating magical fairy tale apps for kids. They are the Steven Spielberg of apps, because they have a gift for telling stories that make brilliant use of the iPad or iPhone.”
You can read the full set of reviews here.
Posted by Tom on Apr 26, 2013
Little Red Riding Hood is an Editor’s Choice app across the App Store!
The app has received an Editor’s Choice spot on the home page of the US iPhone App Store, the Books and Education categories for the US Store, and the Education category of the UK Store. It’s also been featured as New and Noteworthy in both the UK and US Stores.
You can read more about some of the early recognition for the app on our blog.
Posted by Tom on Apr 25, 2013
Little Red Riding Hood, our new fairytale app, has received a 5-star review in The Guardian. Stuart Dredge writes:
“Little Red Riding Hood is rather marvellous: a children’s book-app that impresses with its technical chops, but more importantly with its firm focus on storytelling and reading skills.”
You can read the full review here.
Posted by Tom on Apr 02, 2013
The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph have featured Books Always Everywhere, by Jane Blatt and Sarah Massini, in their Easter books round-ups.
In The Telegraph, Dinah Hall writes:
“Almost as if they were an endangered species, books themselves have started cropping up in starring roles. Books Always Everywhere is not so much a death rattle as a rallying cry. Delightful Oxenbury-esque illustrations celebrate babies reading, wearing and sitting on books.”
And for the Guardian, Julia Eccleshare writes:
“There’s a pleasing simplicity to this rollicking celebration of children, books and reading. It is about all kinds of books about all kinds of things, to be read in any kind of place, with exuberant pictures matched by minimal text. Its message is simple: reading is fun.”
Posted by Tom on Mar 25, 2013
The Scotsman have reviewed Open Very Carefully, by Nick Bromley and Nicola O’Byrne, and Dear Scarlett, by Fleur Hitchcock, for its Easter round-up.
On Open Very Carefully, Jane Sandell writes:
“The text and illustrations work together to produce a quirky crazy tale destined to be loved by young children.”
And she writes of Dear Scarlett:
“Fleur Hitchcock has created a story to make you laugh, cry and wonder.”
You can read the full round-up here.
Posted by Tom on Mar 15, 2013
Nosy Crow has received nominations in two categories of the 2013 Bookseller Industry Awards. We are shortlisted for Children’s Publisher of the Year and Digital Strategy of the Year. The full list of nominees is available here, and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in May.